Security

Border management is not only about security but also about freer trade and transit. © OSCE

Border management, the EU, and UNDP

The EU wishes to export its ‘soft power’ via border management programmes—including those implemented by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia. But what exactly does this entail?

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Border guards stamping documents in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. © BOMCA

EU-UNDP Border Management Programming in Europe and Central Asia

In the past decade, together with partners, UNDP has implemented more than € 140 million in border management projects in Europe and Central Asia. What are some of the projects?

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Borders, security and instability in the Fergana Valley

Despite the creation of strict border regimes, borders in Central Asia’s Fergana Valley remain portals for narcotics smugglers. Does strengthening borders really help?

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